Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Greek Myths - Resources

Since we had some time this spring, I decided to use that to study Greek Myths. I have had some of these books and resources on my shelf and decided it is time to use what we have.

Greek Myths are background learning for a classical education. Greek Myths are also a part of our culture. We use the phrase Pandora's box which comes from the Pandora's box. Produce names come from Greek myths such as Nike.

My favourite book for the Greek myths is D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar. I was thrilled when they introduced the audio version of the books as well. We have the CD and it is nice to listen to the stories that way.

I also found Memoria Press has a study guide for D'Aulaires' Greek Myths. It has been a great resource. There is a list of the people and places, then some vocabulary words, review questions and discussion questions. I have found the discussion questions helpful. There are questions about comparing the gods to God, comparing parts of the myths with Biblical accounts.

Another resource that I have used in our Greek Myth study is Evan-Moor Greek and Roman Myth Literature Pockets. This has some activities for various myths. We enjoyed some fun activities with Pandora's Jar including colouring a Greek urn and then adding a lid that had a page with all the evils.

Here is Bob working on adding some snakes for hair on Medusa's head.

Here she is with the snakes for hair.

These resources have helped as we spend time reading the myths. The more we have read these the more we see the true God's greatness. He can't be tricked. He doesn't lie or cheat. He is holy and just and has so many other characteristics.

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  1. I love that Medusa head craft, what a great idea!

  2. That teacher's guide looks really good. We are in ancient Greece and Rome this year and we read through some of the D'Aulaires book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Where can I find the template for Medusa?

    1. That was in the Evan-Moor Greek and Roman Myths Literature Pocket book. It was mentioned above but not pictured.



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